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Our museum services’ mission is to advance the value of museums within Utah and to enable the broadest physical, intellectual, and emotional access to collections and programs.

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AAM 2017 Salary Survey

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Contact Jennifer Ortiz at or 801.245.7288

Utah Museum Directory

The Utah Division of Arts & Museums invites you to discover Utah’s museums through a variety of exhibits and programs our museums have to offer. Over 260 Utah museums offer you a rich and diverse experience in a wide range of subjects, from art, culture, and history to science, botanical gardens, and zoos. This directory has divided Utah museums into six regions, with cities listed alphabetically in each region:

Wasatch Front
West Desert

Utah Museum Directory

Collections Care Assistance

Need help with your museum’s collection? Not sure where to start? Contact Museum Services Manager, Jennifer Ortiz at 801-245-7288 or at for any of your museum collections related questions.

Museum Events

Museums Advocacy Day

The Utah Museums Association and the Advisory Board of the Office of Museum Services host Museums Advocacy Day at the Legislature in the Capitol Rotunda. Click HERE for more information or to see images from past events. Mark your calendars for the next Museums Advocacy Day, which will be held January 29, 2019.


Certified Utah Museum

The 2008 State Legislature enacted a bill creating a Certified Utah Museum designation.  Museums must be certified to be eligible for Arts & Museum grants. Certified Utah Museums pay a reduced $65 fee for their annual Charitable Solicitations Permit. A site visit is required for all new applicants to the Certified Utah Museum program. The division reserves the right to review certifications at any time to ensure compliance with the program provisions. Certified status lasts for 5 years.


Museum Grants

Museum Grants help museums develop and execute projects to increase knowledge of professional skills in accepted museum practices; to better preserve, exhibit, and interpret their collections; and to better serve their communities.

Please note: The online grants system works best if viewed in Chrome or Firefox web browsers. If using Internet Explorer, be sure your version is 9.0 or higher.

Applying for Grants?

Have you read the guidelines? All guidelines can be found on the main grant page in this website.

Visit to access your online application.

New to our online grants system? You can request access to the grants portal (note that guidelines are not located in the portal) by contacting Laurel Cannon Alder, Grants Manager, at lalder@utah.gov801.236.7550 or Racquel Cornali, Community Arts Coordinator, at or 801.236.7541 for login information.

Charitable Solicitation Permit

Unless otherwise exempt, all organizations that solicit funds for a charitable purpose are required by Utah law to register as a charitable organization with the Utah Division of Consumer Protection. Before you can submit an application (if you are not a government agency or educational institution), you must provide a copy of your current Charitable Solicitation Permit. If you have questions about whether this applies to your organization or not, you can read the law, or contact the Department of Consumer Protection.

Other Opportunities

Information about regional and national opportunities can be found on our MuseOps page.

Utah Museums Services Survey

Utah Arts & Museums conducts annual surveys to collect information on museums’ growth, development and value. Results are posted online, made available to the museum community, shared with legislators, and used for planning.

Survey Results

 Download an information sheet on the Museums program.